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Walking or Hiking for Mental Health

Walking or Hiking for Mental Health

During covid, a lot of people gave up their gym memberships and some also gave up their exercise routines entirely. A lot of routines were disrupted, but it also gave us some good time for reflection and a change to refocus on what really matters. Getting outside for a walk or a hike offers a physical workout and mental health advantages – while also allowing for...
How To Get Over a Crush & Move On With Mindfulness

How To Get Over a Crush & Move On With Mindfulness

Just like the stories in our social feeds, some things are just meant to be temporary. They say relationships are either a reason, a season, or a lifetime – so if it’s not a lifetime, find the reason or season to grow from it and move on. Here are a few tips on how to get over a crush and grow from the insights that relationship provided you…   You can start by...
Using “Honoring Time” To Process Grief & Loss

Using “Honoring Time” To Process Grief & Loss

We often hear that there is no structure for going through the stages of grief, and for the most part this is true as your mind and body will ride the waves as they come – in no particular order. However, there are methods that can help us manage those waves so they don’t engulf us entirely. Molly came up with the Honoring Time strategy while working at the Mayo...
Pay Attention To Red Flags – Your Instincts And Intuition Are Meant To Be Trusted!

Pay Attention To Red Flags – Your Instincts And Intuition Are Meant To Be Trusted!

If you listen, you will probably hear other mentions this week about trusting your gut, your intuition, your instincts. It’s mentioned on TV, on social media, in TED Talks… people telling others to follow their gut feelings is fairly commonplace because we all have them – and 9 times out of 10, these gut feelings are right. We’re all uniquely special and have our...
Sober Curious – How to Embrace Mindful Drinking

Sober Curious – How to Embrace Mindful Drinking

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~Robert Frost You may have heard of Dry January or Sober October on social media. These trends that challenge people to go without drinking alcohol for a month as a sort of experiment and/or health detox are becoming more and more popular. Those who partake in...
How To Stop Worrying About The Future, And Start Preparing For It!

How To Stop Worrying About The Future, And Start Preparing For It!

Sometimes we might think that it is OK to worry about the future. Often times we believe that if we don’t worry about it, then we will not be prepared for what is to come. But, it’s actually never good to “worry” at all. Worrying is a trick that your mind plays on you to make you “think” you are problem-solving. Our brains are very active and these thoughts...
What To Do When Your Partner Has Depression

What To Do When Your Partner Has Depression

Relationships are already complex, and loving someone with depression can make them that much harder.   The first step for dealing with a partner who may be experiencing depression is to recognize what it might manifest as… Depression can affect sleep and energy levels, appetite, and mood. You may find your significant other sleeping too much or eating too much or...